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Professor Brian McCook

Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities

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Professor Brian McCook

School of Social Sciences and Humanities


T: 01473 338183

As Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, I lead an innovative School of research-active scholars dedicated to serving the needs of a diverse, creative, and vibrant student body. We pride ourselves on co-creation, working with our students and external partners to build a shared vision and passion around community engagement, promoting social justice, and working to change lives for the better. A strong interdisciplinary ethos underpins everything we do as School. Staff are enthusiastic about their subjects and dedicated to promoting a collegial, student-centred atmosphere and positive student learning experience. 

By academic background, I am a comparative social and cultural historian of the 19th and 20th centuries. My research interests are wide ranging and include the study of ethnicity and nationalism, citizenship, diaspora, and transnational migration. I teach and supervise on areas relating to these thematic areas, with specialist geographic focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the UK, and the United States. I am currently working on a monograph project related to the migration and settlement of East European refugees in the UK during and after World War II.